Michael H.T. Lynch, a long-serving councilmember from Kirkwood, MO, epitomized strong municipal leadership and community involvement.
In recognition of Councilmember Michael Lynch's contributions to the National League of Cities and the Leadership Training Council, NLC created the Michael H. T. Lynch Scholarship for an NLC Member to attend the annual Leadership Summit program. Learn more about the Annual Leadership Summit. Download the Scholarship application.
The scholarship covers the registration fee, airfare, and lodging for one NLC member to attend the Annual Leadership Summit, a personal leadership retreat designed to enhance success and understanding of leadership roles and responsibilities as a municipal official. All elected or appointed officials from NLC Member Cities are eligible to apply for this LTI Scholarship.
All local officials (elected or appointed) from NLC member municipalities are eligible to apply. The $2,500 scholarship covers the registration fee, travel, and lodging for NLC's Annual Leadership Summit, held in August or September.
All scholarship applications will be reviewed using the following selection criteria, listed below in order of priority:
Until his untimely death in February 2008, Councilmember Lynch was active in the Leadership Training Institute as a learner, a mentor, and a member of NLC's Leadership Training Council (LTC) and the LTC Scholarship Committee. Councilmember Lynch was an advocate for education and training as well as a dedicated public servant. Prior to his election to the Kirkwood City Council in 2000, he served on the city's Planning and Zoning Commission and was closely involved with the Kirkwood Special Business District.